DC Kids Count Manager 

Full time, permanent 

Washington, DC (Chinatown) 


DC Action for Children is seeking a full-time DC Kids Count Manager with a strong commitment to race equity and improving outcomes for children and youth through data-driven advocacy. DC KIDS COUNT®, a project of DC Action for Children and the Annie E. Casey Foundation, tracks the well-being of the District's children. By providing high-quality data and trend analysis, DC Kids Count seeks to enrich local discussions about ways to secure better futures for all kids — and to raise the visibility of kids' issues through a nonpartisan, evidence-based lens. The DC Kids Count Manager reports to the Executive Director.  



We're shaping fair and equitable public policy for all of DC's children and youth to grow up safe, resilient, powerful, and heard.   

DC Action for Children was founded in 1992 by six women concerned about the deteriorating conditions for children in the city. Together, they established a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization and independent voice for kids to advance public policies that improve the well-being of children, especially those most affected by poverty and racism.  

With the support of individuals and private foundations, DC Action for Children uses research, data, and a focus on race equity to break down barriers that stand in the way of all kids reaching their full potential. Our collaborative advocacy campaigns empower young people and all residents to raise their voices to create change. 



  • Conduct research and analysis of data about the well-being of the District’s children from state, national, and government sources.  

  • Maintain expertise in child well-being in several focus areas, including: race equity in child policy, economic security, child and adolescent health, and early care and education. 

  • Managing the direct project workflow and supervise project-related personnel and contractors to achieve the goals and objectives of the project.  

  • Write and manage the production and distribution of Kids Count publications and products, including the biannual data book, data snapshots and other special reports.  

  • Inform key stakeholders, public and private sector policymakers, agencies, the media and the public at large about data findings, trends and policy implications.  

  • Participates in key coalitions and collaborations focused on improving policies and systems that affect child well-being.  

  • Manage DC Action’s Research and Data Advisory Committee, under the direction of the Executive Director. 

  • Contribute to grant funding proposals and reports. 

  • Serve as State Coordinator for the national KIDS COUNT network, including attendance at KIDS COUNT conferences, participation on committees and workgroups, and other meetings as appropriate.  



  • A passion for economic, racial and social justice.  

  • Graduate degree in economics, statistics, public policy, public health, or a related field with 4-5 years of work experience. 

  • Strong desire to use data, policy and advocacy to ensure that all children reach their potential. 

  • Is self-motivated, has a self-starting work style. 

  • Excellent communication, writing and verbal skills. 

  • Exceptional project management skills, strong attention to detail, and highly organized. 

  • Familiarity with common data sources relating to income, population and demographics. 

  • Demonstrated experience organizing and analyzing data in Excel. Experience with statistical software (SAS, SPSS, STATA or R). 

  • Experience using GIS mapping software and/or conducting qualitative research a plus. 

  • Exceptional presentation skills with the ability to translate data into meaningful content for broad and diverse audiences. 

  • Experience with media and/or willingness to undergo media training for various types of interviews. 

  • Ability to balance and prioritize multi-level tasks and work as a member of a larger team. 

  • Self-motivated and able to work independently, but also able to collaborate and work as part of a team and with diverse partners. 

  • Values and contributes to a culture of diversity and inclusion. 

  • Thrives in working in a small, fast-paced, entrepreneurial organization committed to the well-being of children and youth 



The salary range for this position is $70,000-$75,000, commensurate with qualifications and experience. DC Action for Children offers a generous benefit package, a great team, and a working environment committed to fostering staff growth and leadership. 



To apply, please complete the DC Kids Count Manager Job Application Form and upload your resume along with two writing samples, one formal and one informal.  

This announcement will remain posted until the position is filled. No phone calls please.   


DC Action for Children recognizes and honors diversity in race, ethnicity, culture, age, abilities, gender, sexual orientation, and places where people live. We seek to reflect this diversity in all aspects of our work, including the composition of our board, staff, and volunteers. Further, DC Action for Children seeks to be a multicultural and culturally competent organization that works for equity among all people. We strongly encourage applications from people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, people with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ community and other underrepresented and historically marginalized groups. 

Please note that only those individuals whose qualifications match the current needs of this position will be considered applicants and will receive responses from DC Action for Children.